December 2017

Karma, Freedom & Descrimination

Karma simply means action. Action has got 3 forms, one is the latent action - that which is going to become an action and action itself and then the impressions of the action.

Beej Kosha give Farmers the Seed of Hope

Natural farming is nothing new to India. It was one of the most prosperous countries in the world and the great Indian civilization thrived on natural farming. In the 50’s and 60’s hybrid seeds replaced the indigenous seeds, and natural fertilizers and pesticides were replaced with chemical fertilizers and pesticides. As time went by the darker side of chemical farming reared its ugly head. The land became less fertile and required costlier fertilizers, pests became immune and required stronger pesticides, hybrid seeds needed to be purchased, and agriculture became expensive landing the farmers with huge debts. 

Collaborative spirit is the driver of progress

Technology and machinery development have taken us to a virtual world that has taken away the essence of man-to-man relationship. The world has reached to Moon and Mars but reaching out to friends and family has become a weekend program. The concept of ‘One World Family’ or ‘Global Citizenship’ seems to be getting more and more virtual and losing the humane touch.

Staying young through the decades

While the basic rules of good nutrition work for all of us, it is good to keep in mind that what works for a woman in her 20s will not necessarily work in her 30s. And what works for a woman in her 40s, will not work in her 50s and beyond. A woman’s nutritional needs change, as she ages. So, here are a few guidelines on how to be healthy in each decade, well into your golden years.

The Sree Kolavilli Ramar Temple

The Sree Kolavilli Ramar Temple is located in a village called Thiruvelliyangudi, about 20 kms from the town of Kumbakonam in Tamilnadu. Lord Vishnu is worshipped here as Sree Kolavilli Ramar (also as Ksheerabdhi Nathan) and the Goddess Lakshmi is worshipped as Sree Maragathavalli Thayar in this temple. The devotees here strongly believe that the worship of Lord Vishnu in this temple is equivalent to His worship in all the 108 Divyadesams of the Vaishnava sect of Hinduism!